- Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:33
Five people were arrested for writing "Peace on Earth" and other slogans on the fence of the Faslane nuclear weapons' base. The five were from Trident Ploughshares and included two members of Scottish CND Executive. After the group has painted "Scrap Trident - ban nukes", Brian Quail was arrested as he wrote "peace on earth" on the weldmesh fence, topped with razor wire, which surrounds the Trident base. Youtube video
- Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 11:13
David Torrance writes that "the political ideology of Jim Murphy and Nicola Sturgeon is virtually indistiguishable". To which I can only gasp an incredulous "Eh, what?"
Mr Murphy is perfectly happy that Britain deploys H Bombs on full alert 24/7, ready to bring hell on earth to hundreds of thousands. He says Yes to this. Like myself, Ms Sturgeon says No. There can be no greater gulf in ideology, politics or religion that the chasm that separates this yes and this no.
Mr Murphy wants an end to all nuclear weapons, he says. He believes the only way to achieve this is by us keeping ours and updating them, while denouncing those who follow our example. Why complain that North Korea or any other state does what we are doing? "Don't do as I do, do as I say" is the hypocrite's mantra, and convinces nobody.
On the Sunday Politics show on BBC One, he said: "It has no intellectual credibility to move the nuclear deterrent a few miles south to the North of England". He simply ignores the irrefutable findings of John Ainslie's report Trident - Nowhere to Go which proves that Trident can operate from nowhere else in the UK other than the Faslane / Coulport complex. A nuclear-free Scotland means a UK without Trident. End of story.
- Published on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:49
Scottish CND has welcomed the joint statement from the leaders of the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party making Trident a red line issue in a hung parliamentrliament. Arthur West, Chair Scottish CND, said:
- Published on Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:44
In response to the election of Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour leader, Arthur West (Chair of Scottish CND) said: "We are disappointed that the Scottish Labour Party has chosen a pro-Trident dinosaur as its leader. Jim Murphy is a leading advocate of Trident Replacement. The party is signalling to voters across Scotland that, in a time of austerity, it supports the plan to squander £100 billion of tax-payers' money on new nuclear weapons. It is unfortunate that Neil Findlay, a passionate campaigner for nuclear disarmament, was not selected."
- Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 11:00
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has written to the conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons which is taking place in Vienna. She said "The Scottish Government is firmly opposed to the possession, threat or use of nuclear weapons anywhere in the world".
- Published on Sunday, 07 December 2014 13:01
The Sunday Herald reports that the UK government is attending an important disarmament conference, following pressure from the Scottish Government. The third conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) takes place in Vienna on 8-9 December.
Over this weekend disarmament campaigners from around the world are meeting in the same city for the ICAN Civil Society Forum in advance of the HINW conference.
- Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:25
Please submit an objection to the MOD's plan to build a new nuclear waste store at Faslane by going to Argyll and Bute Council planning page. Below are comments which you might find useful.
Argyll and Bute Council should reject the proposal for a new radioactive waste facility at Faslane because there is not an “overwhelming and undisputable community benefit” from the importation and storage of radioactive waste, as required in the Council’s Local Plan.